WAUKESHA – The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha’s Pride Alliance is holding its 4th annual Pride Prom at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12 on campus.
Fairy Tales is this year’s prom theme. The event will feature a DJ, dance floor, professional photographs, light refreshments and Prom King/Queen contests. Pride Prom, which will take place in the university’s Hub and Commons Lounge, is free for all UW-Waukesha students and $5 for all other attendees. UW-Waukesha is located at 1500 N. University Drive in Waukesha.
Pride Prom provides an opportunity for gay teens, interracial couples, or anyone who may not have felt comfortable at their high school prom to dress up and attend a campus dance. Wisconsin college students, local high school seniors and their dates, parents, teachers, allies, and community members are all encouraged to attend.
The Pride Alliance encourages attendees to be as spectacular as they like in creating their ensemble for the evening. In terms of a dress code, the group asks that you wear something a little more fabulous than your everyday wear. Beyond that, it’s entirely up to you as long as you obey public decency laws. Gender bending, breaking, parodying, or exploding are heartily encouraged (though not by any means required), according to the Pride Alliance.
This event will be chaperoned by UW-Waukesha faculty and staff and include a supervised coat check. In accordance with campus policies, Pride Prom will be a non-alcoholic and non-smoking event.
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.
In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh. Starting this fall, UW-Waukesha is offering the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree completion program, a bachelor’s degree that can be earned at UW-Waukesha in collaboration with UW-Parkside. The degree is conferred by UW Colleges. Classes are taught by faculty from both UW-Waukesha and UW-Parkside.